Paula Jeanette Porczak

March 30, 1962 ‒ June 26, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

Paula Jeanette Porczak passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 26, 2021, after a long struggle with diabetes.  She was 59 years old. She was born March 30, 1962, in Columbus, Oh, to parents Norbert and Jean Porczak.  After spending her early years in Hilliard, Oh, and Delmont, Pa, the family moved to Mansfield and she graduated from Lexington High School in 1981. After high school, Paula worked in food service at O’Neil’s Restaurant in Ontario and at Buck’s Tavern in Lexington. She earned an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from North Central State College in 2001 and was previously employed by various childcare organizations in the Mansfield area.

She is survived by her father, four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elaine (Tom) Ardisson, Barb Creighton, Beth (Neil) Stuber, and Cindi Whittington. Also surviving are six nephews, two nieces, four grand-nephews, two grand-nieces and numerous cousins. Paula is preceded in death by her mother and brothers-in law, Rick Whittington and Bill Creighton.

A big sports enthusiast and a HUGE Ohio State Football and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Paula loved cheering her teams to victory. She enjoyed her family, country music, especially the Oak Ridge Boys, shopping and dining out. She was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

There will be a celebration of life service at Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

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  • Oh my what a wonderful individual Paula was. So happy, caring and a pleasure to be around. I had the pleasure of crossing paths with her work8ng at a preschool together. Paula definitely had her mind set on things. Always had encouraging words towards others. RIP my friend, your struggles and pain ate gone forever.

  • I am so saddened to hear of Paula’s passing. Every time I would see her she would greet me with a smile and say something funny. She was such a sweet and kind hearted person. I will miss running into her around town. She’d always brighten my day. Prayers to her family.

  • Norb, so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Will keep you in my prayers.